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Triton XV, Lot: 732. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Obol (10.5mm, 0.92 g, 12h). Head and neck of bridled horse r. / to l., ΣK reading upwards; to r., O, germinating grain diagonally upwards; all in an incuse square. Unpublished, unknown and unique (?). VF, lightly toned with very slight surface roughness; a couple of pits on the rev. and a small metal flaw on the edge of the incuse.

This obol shares a reverse die with the trihemiobol, lot 727 above. Highly unusual but not impossible. See the two Pharsalos coins: lot 650 above, a hemidrachm, sharing an obverse die with the Nomos 4, trihemiobol, lot 1289.